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Bay Lights Self Portrait | by Wilson Lam {WLQ}
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Bay Lights Self Portrait

Today's picture is a self portrait (tripod as an assistant) with the Bay Lights and inspired by Leo Villareal picture of himself programming the different patterns of the 250,000 LED lights that flood the western span of the Bay Bridge.


Some fun facts about the 8 million dollar project.

• 1.8 MiLes: length of The Bay LighTs from end to end (about 26.4 football fields)

• 12 inches: space between individual LED lights in strand mounted on each cable

• 500 feeT: height of the installation to the tallest point

• 300: number of vertical cables on the bridge that will be fitted with LED lights

• 240 feeT: length of the longest bridge cable

• 2 feeT: length of the shortest bridge cable

• 728: number of power and data boxes used in the light sculpture system

• 100,000 feeT: linear feet of cable for power, fiber and Cat 5 wires in the system


The Bay Lights Grand Lighting will happen starting at 8:30pm in San Francisco's Embarcadero. Who is going over there to see it live? You can also stream it live at 8:30pm Pacific Time here:


Original inspiration from this picture:



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Taken on March 4, 2013